Saturday, December 11, 2021

BOOK BLITZ: Glory Unbound by Deborah L. King

Check out this Book Blitz for Deborah L. King's upcoming novel, Glory Unbound, the second installment in the Glory series. To spotlight this new book, we have a sneak peek with an exclusive excerpt AND a blitz-wide giveaway. So... Be sure to check out that preview and pre-order your copy now!

New Adult
Women's Fiction
Glory, #2
Publish Date:
December 14, 2021

IN THIS SECOND BOOK of the series, Glory Bishop has finally broken free of her mother’s oppressive grasp and is offered a new life by a seemingly altruistic Chicago socialite, but there may be more than good intentions at play. Against the advice of trusted friends and family, Glory chooses the protection of Malcom Porter, her adoring, much older, bad-boy-turned-minister fiancĂ©.

Thrust into a gilded world of wealth, society and privilege, Glory struggles to overcome the guilt of loving her new life. The whirlwind of 1980s designer clothing, penthouse views, and first-class travel is a far cry from her former existence.

With this new reality, comes unexpected complications and temptations. As she struggles to remain true to herself and her fiancé, Glory wonders if she will ever truly feel at home in this new world. Follow Glory Bishop in her continuing search for freedom and independence, as she once again strives to be her own savior.



 Glory looked away while Mrs. Beyers set their breakfast plates on the table.

“Why are you doing this, Mother?” Malcolm leaned back in his chair and folded his arms. “I thought you liked having her here.”

“I do, son. You know that.” Anita paused and recovered coolly. “But she should have every opportunity to pursue whatever she wants. You remember… like the unlimited educational opportunities you had.”

 “So, then, you’ll explain to Dad why I’ll be leaving Chicago to follow her to Wisconsin or California or wherever she chooses to go to school?” Malcolm’s smirk was triumphant. 

“Malcolm, for God's sake, let the girl grow up! You’ve got years before the wedding. I don’t see why she shouldn’t be out experiencing the world. Just because you didn’t take the chance doesn't mean she shouldn’t.”

Malcolm winked at Glory and quickly finished his breakfast then got up and kissed his mother’s cheek. “I love you, Mother. This was fun.” He nodded at Glory. “See you downstairs. We’ll grab coffee on the way.”

Glory watched Malcolm leave and then turned to see a proud smile on Anita’s face. 

“You hafta give ’em small victories sometimes,” Anita said. “Remember that, Precious. Anyway, we’re flying to Ann Arbor, Michigan, next Saturday so you can check out the University of Michigan. I’m still waiting to hear back from Spelman and Jackson State.”

“But, Miss Anita, Malcolm said—”

“Precious, this is your life.”

“But… I wouldn’t have this life it wasn’t for Malcolm,” Glory said. Those were the words that her mother had drilled into her head and her heart, and sitting in this beautiful place, Glory knew them to be true. “It’s not right for me to be ungrateful and rebellious.” 

“Wanting things for yourself is not ungrateful, Precious. In fact, important men, like my son is gonna be, need rebellious women at their side. He’s gon’ make some stupid decisions, and you’ll need to rebel to protect him. This is lesson one.”

“But… I don’t know—”

“Don’t worry, Precious,” Miss Anita said. “I can handle my son. Grab your things and run along, now.” She sipped her tea. “If he wanted you to stay docile, he brought you to the wrong place.” She winked at Glory. “I’m from the South. Where do you think rebels come from?”

Praise for Glory Bishop

“From the powerful first scene of Glory Bishop to its emotional ending, I was all-in. Deborah L. King is a fresh and compelling voice in women’s fiction.”— Jennifer Klepper, USA Today bestselling author of Unbroken Threads

Glory Bishop is timely and timeless. This book should be required reading for every woman who thinks she must be obedient to be loved. Glory is a protagonist who has a lot going against her, but Ms. King makes her strong, and it is a delight to see where that strength takes her.— Barbara Conrey USA Today Bestselling Author of Nowhere Near Goodbye

Glory Bishop is an enthralling novel, sad, yet hopeful, written beautifully and masterfully in a way only a true storyteller can accomplish. The characters are complex, and unravelling their motivations, desires, strengths, and weaknesses, will keep readers thinking about this novel long after the last page.” —USA Today bestselling author Kelly Stone Gamble

“If you enjoy complex characters, you’ll love this book. From a zealous and abusive mother to a free-spirited best friend much older than Glory, the cast is as engrossing as Glory herself. Deborah King maintains complete control of the narrative, manipulating perception of the characters even as their actions go in other directions. In some ways, you may even find yourself sympathizing with the violent boyfriend.  Deborah King wields the pen in such a way as to grab you by the wrist and pull you along like you’re best friends. Glory Bishop is Chicago’s answer to Judy Blume!” —JORDAN EHMANN  – Indies today

Deborah King has written a compelling, thought-provoking novel that engages readers and made me wish the story would never end.” —Chicago Writer’s Association Windy City Reviews


Glory series:
(covers link to Goodreads)



**About the Author**
Deborah L. King has been a writer and storyteller her whole life.  She published her first short story when she was seven years old. When she’s not writing, Deborah enjoys cartoons, cooking, photography, and Star Trek.  Born and raised in Chicago, Deborah has managed to achieve all of her childhood dreams and still lives in the area with her husband and two youngest children. According to her daughter, she has “literally aced her life!”

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